Monthly Archives:: May 2011

Past week movies

Past week movies

  I finally watched Tron Legacy and I Am Number Four this past week.     I confess I was skeptical about Tron Legacy because of the first movie, from 1983. But perhaps that was the reason of my skepticism–because I watched the movie almost 27 years after its release and the technology of that time was much, much inferior. Tron Legacy was a great movie. And I LOVED the score. Seriously. I even bought it. Sometimes I think music is the soul of a movie. The score makes you feel … each scene needs a different music that builds up the tension and prepares the spectator. And the score of Tron Legacy was perfect. My opinion. I also liked I… Read more »

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OMG! I bought print books!

OMG! I bought print books!

  For 7 months, I’ve been using Kindle, and for 7 months I’ve been reading only e-books. I always said I love entering bookstores and smelling books and feeling the pages and covers in my hands. One of my dreams is to have a huge library in my home, with thousands of books … but I confess I haven’t thought about that much since I started reading books on Kindle. However … I entered a bookstore today. I’m in Brazil yet and I just like to see the titles that are available here … you see, only a few come down this way and it’s interesting to see which ones. Anyway, I ended up in the little shelf where the… Read more »

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What to blog about?

What to blog about?

  I’m not a good blogger. I’m not. There, I said it. Ah, in the same line: I’m not a great tweeter too!   I read many, many blogs and think about parallel topics to write about, but they all voiced out my thoughts, why will I be redundant here? More important, I’m a shy person. A few years back, I was very sociable and talkative. I’m not like that anymore. And I feel stupid talking and talking and talking about speculative topics—though I like to read them in other blogs.   What else could I say here then? About my personal life? I’m not really a fan of talking about me … what do you want me to tell… Read more »

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Manuscript (almost) done … now what?

  So, I’ve finished one more manuscript. This is my fourth (or fifth?) manuscript since I decided to try this seriously (before I only wrote as a hobby), but by far I think it’s the best. Not because of the plot or characters, but because of my writing and its improvement. It’s exactly like they say: the more you write, the better you get at it. It’s also true that the more you read, the better you write. I’m hoping my next manuscript gets even better! However, what now? I’m musing over so many options. To revise it myself (which I’ll do regardless). To send it out for a professional critique. To send it out for a professional line-editing. To send it… Read more »

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